Grindrod Shipping’s profits surge as commodities boom

Revenue more than doubled in the year to end-December, with tight market conditions expected to persist

Boeing not fretting about supply of Russian titanium

The company says while it is closely watching the situation in Ukraine, it has diversified suppliers

Trains and planes reap travel surge as vaccinated Brits go south

Tourism boost will be welcome after new virus outbreak starved travel businesses of revenue over festive season

Textainer profits soar as Covid-19 disrupts supply chains

The container lessor grew both its fleet and its utilisation during its 2021 year, saying it is well-positioned for the future

Volkswagen shares soar on possibility of a Porsche listing

Carmaker is saying nothing, but traders expect clarity at the group's annual press conference on March 15

FedEx in talks to buy air freighters as demand soars

Online shopping, supply chain disruptions and a drop in passenger flights stoke delivery orders

New airline to offer cheaper flights to Asia via Alaska

Northern Pacific Airways aims to start flying later this year and plans to connect price-sensitive leisure travellers between the US and Asia via  Alaska

Southwest Airlines to serve alcohol again

Airline suspended in-flight services to avoid having passengers remove their masks while eating or drinking

World’s largest container line makes a play for Italian air carrier

MSC filed an expression of interest to ITA’s Italian government owner detailing the plan and has roped in German airline Lufthansa as an industrial partner

Cruise industry shudders as operator Genting goes belly up

It is a stark example of how the coronavirus brought once-thriving businesses to their knees

Qatar Airways releases video of scarred jets in Airbus dispute

The airline and Europe’s aircraft manufacturer have been locked in a row for months over damage, including blistered paint

Delta Air looks past Omicron hit to 2022 profit growth

US airlines expects rapidly spreading Omicron to delay   recovery in air travel by two months

Trials with self-driving trucks draw flak from safety advocates

Shipping companies are experimenting with vehicles to solve a driver shortage worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic

Automotive parts supplier to Toyota and Nissan agrees to pay collusion penalty

Japanese car parts manufacturer Denso is also in trouble with US competition authorities

Ryanair doubles annual loss forecast over Omicron

Irish airline blames ban on British arrivals into France and Germany and the suspension of all EU flights to and from Morocco

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